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Darjeeling
West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.20

First monsoon rain brings landslides

A family in Muldara here had a narrow escape when the first monsoon rain on Saturday triggered landslides in the hills, damaging houses and roads.Sabita Thapa, the resident of Muldara, a few kilometre...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.20

Restraint call after tourist incident

Hotel owners and tourism stakeholders in north Bengal, already bleeding from losses, are upset over a recent incident in Darjeeling in which some local youths asked a group of Calcutta tourists to lea...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.20

Concerts beat virus, go virtual

The Covid-19 pandemic may have cancelled live gigs and concerts, but as they say, the show must go on. Darjeeling, one of the major clusters of music bands in eastern India, is now coming to terms wit...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.20

Homestays as safe getaways

The state government and tourism industry stakeholders in north Bengal are planning to highlight homestays in the hills and plains to revive the tourism sector that has taken a beating in the wake of ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.20

Hills report fresh infections after a gap

The number of Covid-19 patients continues to rise across north Bengal, with new cases being reported from the hills on Thursday after a gap of nearly a month.In Siliguri, a doctor and a lab technologi...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.20

Darjeeling hotels to shut

Hotels in Darjeeling have decided to close down from July 1 for an indefinite period saying it is not feasible to operate when hardly any tourist will visit the hills. The Bengal government has said h...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.20

Paid quarantine at hotels in Darjeeling

The district administration has decided to start “paid quarantine” centres and has requisitioned a number of hotels in Darjeeling and Siliguri.Ponnambalam S, the district magistrate of Darjeeling,...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 19.05.20

Virus leaves void at Chowrasta

The novel coronavirus has changed Chowrasta.The most famous square in Darjeeling wore a new look on Tuesday morning after the administration decided to remove all benches.Chowrasta without benches was...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

Protest at woman’s home quarantine

Local people raised protests against the stay of a woman at her rented place near Dr Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong after her arrival from Calcutta on Saturday, but the authorities shifted her to Deolo...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.20

Darjeeling hotels seek tax breather

The hotel industry in the Darjeeling hills is seeking direct benefits such as exemption from paying goods and services tax and municipality taxes.The Darjeeling Hotel Owners’ Association placed the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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